Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
A new traveling exhibition examines how deaf people define themselves, communicate, and use technology.
Barry Goldwater lost in 1964, but changing political winds led to a rise in conservatism.
A cache of documents sheds light on the author of the Emancipation Proclamation and his fifteen-year legal career.
Ike's papers paint the portraut of a Cold War-era president determined to balance foreign and domestic interests.
Architect of the Armistice Agreements in the Middle East, Ralph Bunche was the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
A new film documents how African Americans transformed modern dance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt had his work cut out for him when he spoke to persuade Midwestern isolationists.
From Upton Sinclair to Richard Wright, Chicago has produced writers whose work reflects the spirit of the day.
An upcoming film recounts Robert Louis Stevenson's voyage to California and Hawai'i in pursuit of his beloved.
The Chinese "Old Master" Laozi authored a book that would transform Chinese culture.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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